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AMISA Monthly: October Edition



Welcome to AMISA Monthly, a monthly newsletter featuring top AMISA blog posts, podcasts, professional learning events, and exclusive member-only benefits.


A WELCOME FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Greetings! Welcome to the AMISA Monthly, your guide to all things AMISA, including news and information on upcoming professional learning, recruiting events, and specials from our member schools and partners.


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to reflect and adapt to the significant challenges we all face. Our core VALUES at AMISA have continued to guide our work to champion progressive learning in a safe and collaborative environment as being essential to bettering the world; and we believe that respect, trust, and compassion generate positive relationships within a learning community. If you have these values as well, and you are considering an international teaching job, please take a look at our teacher recruiting service and all AMISA has to offer. Again, hello, welcome and thank you for all you do.



NOW HIRING: INTERNATIONAL TEACHING JOB FAIR


Feeling down about AMISA's in-person recruiting fair in Atlanta being cancelled? Don't be! This year, we're bringing you a virtual fair, comprised of six virtual recruiting events, allowing you to search international teaching jobs and meet with recruiters from the comfort of your own home!

The virtual recruitment events kickoff on October 16, 2021 with our Candidate Orientation followed by a number of virtual engagement events including Coffee & Conversation panel discussions as well as our Meet & Greet and Interview Sign-up events.


Find a full list of AMISA's virtual recruiting events HERE! Also, please take a moment to check out and share our recent blog post announcing our recruitment events.


To all recruiters from our member schools, don't forget to update your job postings on the recruiting database.




AMISA NEWSLETTER NOW PUBLISHED!


AMISA publishes an e-newsletter three times a year, designed to share research on international education, provide best practices, and spread important information about our schools and partner member organizations.


Check out our most recent newsletter today!





LEVEL-UP YOUR TEACHING AND LEARNING: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENTS (FREE & DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS)

One of the many perks of being an educator at an AMISA-member school is that you get free tickets! No, we're not giving away concert tickets (hopefully one day... How I dream of attending an AMISA music fest!). We have tickets to the next best thing - Professional Learning events!


I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that these events are worth the extra screen time! See, here at AMISA, we don't just throw Professional Learning events together. We select top-notch speakers, industry experts, and exciting personalities to bring you learning opportunities that have helped catapult educators to the next level.


We've included a few upcoming events below. Find the full list of AMISA's Professional Learning opportunities here.


RECENT AND UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING




RECONNECT WITH EDUCATORS ACROSS OUR REGION

Covid blues have you feeling lonely? Does it feel like the network you worked so hard to build was suddenly taken away due to the pandemic? Well we've got something just for you!


Our exclusive CONNECT GROUPS and CONNECT FORUM provide educators like you with an e-networking platform bringing together educators from more than 60 AMISA-member schools from across our region (North America, Central America, South America, and the surrounding Caribbean Islands).


We have groups designed for specific educational roles such as Athletic Directors, Marketing and Communications Directors, Curriculum Coordinators, and more!


If you're ready to rebuild your network and start connecting again, become a site member and join a networking group today!




10 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS. AN EVERYDAY LEADER. ASH BECKHAM.


What does 10 million views, inclusive leadership, and the AMISA podcast have in common? Don't worry, we'll wait...

Here's the answer: Ash Beckham, author and international speaker with more than 10 million YouTube views joined us to discuss inclusive leadership on the AMISA Radio Podcast!


Ash is a highly sought-after diversity, inclusion, and leadership keynote whose message has become a topic of global discussion.


Her TEDx talks “Coming Out of Your Closet” and "Owning Your Duality" have gone viral with more than 10 million YouTube views.


She's worked with public and private organizations including Harvard University, Proctor & Gamble, the CIA, Microsoft, and Bank of America, just to name a few!


Ash joined us on AMISA Radio to discuss her perspective on accidental leadership and being an everyday leader.


While you're tuned in, be sure to take a listen to our most recent episode featuring Ryan Persaud, Director of IT and Innovation at The International School of Curitiba!


The AMISA Radio podcast is now streaming on Spotify!





NEW BLOG POST: Disrupting Our Hiring: How Our Algorithms and Hiring Processes Can Disenfranchise True Talent


Here's a preview of what you'll get in a recent AMISA Blog post written by Adam Slaton, Chief Learning Officer at AMISA.


I watched as he uploaded his documents and hit “submit” on a job. Within three minutes he received a rejection email from the employer saying that he was not selected to continue in the interview process; he did not have the qualifications needed for the position. I was shocked.


How could someone from the company have possibly reviewed his information so quickly and made a decision about his candidacy?


Then it hit me. Algorithms.


Read this brilliant post about algorithms, hiring processes, and the risk of disenfranchising true talent.



Spread The Word About AMISA

Know someone interested in teaching internationally? Share our recruiting service! Have a friend who enjoys podcasts? Send them ours and they can start listening today! Are you an educator at an AMISA-member school? Well take advantage of our exclusive CONNECT Groups and share this amazing resource with your colleagues, too! Know someone who's... well, you get the point. Spread the word about our services because here at AMISA, we believe we are #BetterTogether!

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